The time that youth put towards serving their community through 4-H is considered service. Many times 4-H service includes a 4-H project that was made to serve others. Another type of service that is recognized is the time that youth spend volunteering during 4-H events. This may be at the club level, the county level, or the state level. A separate form is needed for each 4-Her. Youth must be registered for 4-H to receive their award.
The 4-H Service Award is earned by having 30 or more 4-H service ours in the past 4-H year. This equals 2.5 or more 4-H service hours in a twelve month period.